Is this a Prime Time To acquire Big Lots Inc. (BIG) stock

After closing at $20.14 in the most recent trading day, Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG) closed at 19.88, down -1.29%. In other words, the price has decreased by $-0.26 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1270142 shares were traded. BIG reached its highest trading level at $20.36 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $19.67.

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Our goal is to gain a better understanding of BIG by taking a closer look at its different ratios. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.20 and its Current Ratio is at 1.40. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.00 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.28.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Telsey Advisory Group on February 28, 2022, Reiterated its Market Perform rating but revised its target price to $50 from $53 previously.

On February 09, 2022, JP Morgan Downgraded its rating to Underweight which previously was Neutral and also lowered its target price recommendation from $54 to $31.

Goldman Downgraded its Neutral to Sell on December 14, 2021, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $58 to $43.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Apr 06 when Padovano Nicholas E sold 4,300 shares for $34.30 per share. The transaction valued at 147,490 led to the insider holds 25,979 shares of the business.

Padovano Nicholas E sold 3,500 shares of BIG for $121,870 on Apr 01. The Executive Vice President now owns 25,841 shares after completing the transaction at $34.82 per share. On Mar 22, another insider, Padovano Nicholas E, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 900 shares for $38.39 each. As a result, the insider received 34,551 and left with 18,029 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.10 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 0.65.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, BIG has reached a high of $52.09, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $18.16. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 22.21, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 31.96.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 1.23M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1.17M shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 28.92M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 28.16M. Shares short for BIG as of Jul 14, 2022 were 9.9M with a Short Ratio of 8.11, compared to 10.92M on Jun 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 34.23% and a Short% of Float of 62.71%.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, BIG’s forward annual dividend rate was 1.20, compared to 1.20 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 5.96%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 5.94%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.29.

Earnings Estimates

Its stock is currently analyzed by 8 different market analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $-2.35 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $-1.92 and a low estimate of $-2.98, while EPS last year was $1.09. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $-1.5, with high estimates of $-0.49 and low estimates of $-2.32.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $-1.4 and $-3.32 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $-2.53. EPS for the following year is $1.82, with 9 analysts recommending between $4.29 and $-1.6.

Revenue Estimates

8 analysts predict $1.36B in revenue for the current quarter. It ranges from a high estimate of $1.39B to a low estimate of $1.31B. As of the current estimate, Big Lots Inc.’s year-ago sales were $1.48B, an estimated decrease of -8.00% from the year-ago figure.

A total of 8 analysts have provided revenue estimates for BIG’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $5.87B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $5.7B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $5.78B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $6.15B, down -6.00% from the average estimate. Based on 8 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $5.92B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $6.16B and the low estimate is $5.61B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 2.50% from the average revenue estimate for this year.